Saturday, 18 December 2010


A friend's son commented recently that he didn't need presents at Christmas. He'd be satisfied with his mother's cinnamon rolls...and yes, they WERE very good.

I tend to agree. Here in the western world, there is little that we give or receive at Christmas which we really NEED - although my presents, both received and given, tend to pass the 'usefulness' test.

Yet there is something wonderful about choosing and giving gifts. It sparks generosity, unleashes creativity and inspires a more loving attitude. More than the gift itself, giving says 'I love you.'

Cinnamon rolls can say that too, of course. Just not in quite the same way.

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